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Seven Blasts Rock Indian Commuter Train Network

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posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 04:27 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77

Originally posted by netscape
Also rest of world knows that pakistan is supporting terrorist. even all reports from US & world says that Pakistan has terrorist training camps but world will do nothing unless something goes wrong in their own country.


Well Pakistan has at least publically decried these attacks as deplorable terrorism. Of course, who knows what they really think about them given the long-term tensions between India and Pakistan?


Pakistan has a history of infiltrating terrorists into India. There is also a strong link between the ISI (Pakistan's version of the CIA) and the September 11th attacks:


In the days following General Ahmad's dismissal, a report published in the Times of India, revealed the links between Pakistan's Chief spy Lt. General Mahmoud Ahmad and the presumed "ring leader" of the WTC attacks Mohamed Atta. The Times of India article was based on an official intelligence report of the Delhi government that had been transmitted through official channels to Washington. Quoting an Indian government source Agence France Press (AFP) confirms in this regard that: "The evidence we [the Government of India] have supplied to the US is of a much wider range and depth than just one piece of paper linking a rogue general to some misplaced act of terrorism."

The revelation of the Times of India article has several implications. The Indian intelligence report not only points to the links between ISI Chief General Ahmad and terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta, it also indicates that other ISI officials might have had contacts with the terrorists. Moreover, it suggests that the September 11 attacks were not an act of "individual terrorism" organised by a separate Al Qaeda cell, but rather they were part of coordinated military-intelligence operation, emanating from Pakistan's ISI.

The Times of India report also sheds light on the nature of General Ahmad's "business activities" in the US during the week prior to September 11, raising the distinct possibility of ISI contacts with Mohamed Atta in the US "prior" to the attacks on the WTC, precisely at the time when General Mahmoud and his delegation were on a so-called "regular visit of consultations" with US officials.

In assessing the alleged links between the terrorists and the ISI, it should be understood that Lt. General Ahmad as head of the ISI was a "US approved appointee". As head of the ISI since 1999, he was in liaison with his US counterparts in the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Pentagon. Also bear in mind that Pakistan's ISI remained throughout the entire post Cold War era until the present, the launch-pad for CIA covert operations in the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Balkans

The existence of an "ISI-Osama-Taliban axis" was a matter of public record. The links between the ISI and agencies of the US government including the CIA are also a matter of public record. The Bush Administration was fully cognizant of Lt. General Ahmad's role. In other words, rather than waging a campaign against international terrorism, the evidence would suggest that it is indirectly abetting international terrorism, using the Pakistani ISI as a "go-between".

From the Centre for Research on Globalisation


As far as this particular attack, the Times of India has reported that it was carried about by the Students Islamic Movement of India. Is there a connection to the Pakistani government? Who knows? But based on historical evidence I wouldn't doubt it.




posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 06:31 PM
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I have never heard of the Students Islamic Movement of India. But whoever was responsible for an incident of this magnitude needed to be fairly well organized to pull it off. So it should not be a long time before they are identified.

[edit on 11-7-2006 by bombers8]



posted on Jul, 13 2006 @ 06:45 AM
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The death toll has now reached the 200 mark and they have detaining 350 suspects or so it is reported.



Chron.com

Indian police on Thursday detained about 350 people for questioning in the Bombay train bombings amid suspicion that Kashmiri militants could be linked to the attacks that killed at least 200 people.

The detentions came as a man claiming to represent al-Qaida said the terror network had set up a wing in Kashmir and praised Tuesday's bombings.

A senior intelligence official said the government was taking the claim seriously and authorities were trying to trace a call the man made to a Kashmiri news service.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Interesting that they now have a claim that al qaida claims a terror network has set up a wing in Kashmir.

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posted on Jul, 13 2006 @ 09:38 AM
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Netscape, no those compartments don't carry300-400 people.Where in blazes did yyou come up with a figure like that??Max 40-50 stuffed in one bogey. And yes I've travelled by them too..

The Indian govt. is not a coward. I don't know wht this has to do with Russian or US govts. The Indian govt. doesn't want to point any fingers before an investigation reveals more. It also doesn't want to disturb the sensitive communal balance in the city/country.

More updates. All major terrorist groups in India: the LeT, the JeM, the Hizbul Mujahideen have comdemned the attacks.
The attacks seem to be carried out by seemingly obscure group called SIMI.



The probe so far has revealed that all bombs were placed in the luggage racks of the compartments and timers were used to trigger them. Police feel that gelatine and timers could have been used.

Investigators also recovered rexene bags and nails from scene of attack.

Intelligence agencies in Kashmir are investigating a call made by a man claiming to be part of al-Qaeda.

Sources say the attacks were planned well in advance, at least three months ago by a sleeper cell of local residents, not outsiders.

This was a group of people who had no prior criminal record. Their target was upper middle class professionals who travelled in first-class compartments.

Investigators are now on the hunt for what they call a network of individuals who helped the attackers providing them with logistical support for the attacks.

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My offline sources indeed say that the root initiative HAS been taken by Al-Qaeda.
Yes, Al-Qaeda. I would be the last to support this this is the latest feed we're getting on the ground here in India.
More as this unfolds...



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